Canadian Armed Forces - 1987-2005 (Aircraft Electrician, Nursing Officer)

Member - Kingston Whig-Standard Editorial Board - March 2004 to March 2005

Contributing writer - Tour of Duty Atlantic - 2007-2008

Columnist - Dartmouth-East HRM Community Herald - 2008-2013

Qualifications, certificates, education (my hodgepodge of accomplishments): 


1995 - Bachelor of Science in Nursing - University of British Columbia

2006 - Certificate in Professional Photography - New York Institute of Photography

2009 - Diploma in Journalism and Professional Writing - McKenzie College

2015 - Diploma - Dog Obedience Trainer/Instructor - International Career School Canada 

2017 - Animal Welfare Certificate - Thompson Rivers University

2019 - Certification - Pet Food Nutrition Specialist - Dogs Naturally University

2020 - Completed Douglas College certificate program - End of Life Doula

I'm clawing my way back from a brain injury, so please be patient
Article that appeared in the Globe & Mail August 9, 2019

The Chronicle Herald
I mourn for the right whale towed to my shore

Dear Soldiers
Tour of Duty

Buried Treasure
Canadian Living Magazine, August 2007

Fond memories intact, it's time to let stuff go
Community Herald, September 28, 2009

Seeing small boy climb into foster mom's lap touched my heart
Community Herald, October 29, 2012

A tweet to our young grads - from the dark side
Community Herald, July 6, 2009

Caring for wildlife essential service
Community Herald, January 17, 2008

Remember the fighters at home
The Kingston Whig-Standard, Nov 17, 2004

Take me to the river
Article from April/May 2015

Stroke Survivor: glad to be here
Article that appears in the Globe & Mail in June 2005.

Your Pad or mine?
Article from Today's Parent. July 2006

If I could speak to my dog, imagine what I'd learn?
Article that appeared in the Globe & Mail October 29, 2018